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Mulitmeter help

WogBoyz

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just wonder ppl

i bought a mulimeter exactly same as this one



now im wanting to test my battery for the amout of volts or whatever it is at cold starts ive been told it shud be around 14 when engine off, and around 13 when running

now i have no idea how to use this thing haha what do i set it on to test it?

cheers people
 
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Turn the dial to the 20 near where it is presently pointing to in that pic

Put the red lead on the (+) terminal of the battery and the black lead on the (-) terminal.

Should be 12-13 when stopped and 13+ when running I think.
 

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A cold battery or one that has sat overnight should read a minimum of 12.6 volts engine stopped and when the engine has been running for a fair while and things are nice and warm it should read a maximum of 14.2 volts engine running. Have fun.
 

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just make sure the current doesnt blow the **** out of that little multi meter.
 

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You will have to change the RED plug that goes into the multimeter to the DC Voltage or you will get nothing?

Are you testing something or just having a look?

Voltages will stay around the same hot or cold, 12V something when engine off and 14V something when engine on if your alternator is working?

If you want to truely test your battery, start your engine while reading the voltage it should stay steady at around 9V.

Have fun.
 
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